Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Week6 of the Plan to run a faster half marathon and random things

Sunday plan said 1 mile warmup, 1200 x4, with 1200 recoveries, 1 mile cool down

What I did:  1 mile warmup
1200s 5:00, 5:09, 5:10, 5:06 (they were supposed to all be at 5:00)  my excuse?  It was a little muddy and my legs just weren't feeling it!
1 mile cool down
 total of 8 miles

Monday plan said  10 miles easy\

What I did: 10 miles easy with 6 strides at the end.  This run felt great and I loved every minute of it.
Two short HIIT workouts

Tuesday 15 minutes HIIT workout

Wednesday plan said 14 mile long run

What I did 14 mile long run.  My mistake here was that I waited way too long to run.  I knew the day was going to be a warm on and I am NOT acclimated to running in anything over 50 degrees.  By the time I finished my run it was 80 degrees and my sunscreen had worn off.

Remember Bert/Lucky Jr/Milk Dud?  He got a mom this week and I think was very pleased about that.
A cow was found with a dead calf so he was grafted on.

Saturday plan said run 4 miles of hills with 4-5 strides at the end

What I did.. scratching my head a little on this one... I ran 5 miles easy with 8 strides at the end for a total of 5.91 miles and that made it a total of almost 38 miles for the week.
Then I went and did 150 squats/lunges mostly with my right leg giving vaccinations at branding.

Lil Cowboy held a couple calves at branding this weekend, here is with a world champion saddle bronc rider. It looks like these boys all coordinated outfits with their blue shirts!

A much better week than last week! and I am now tapering for my half marathon and looking forward to a 5 mile race this coming weekend! I went ahead and got sick Saturday night and all of Sunday so I got that out of the way, now I can be healthy for my races. 

Sometimes I just have moments where I feel like I should pinch myself... is this really my life?
My horse Pepsi thought I should quit lollygagging and get to work.  He hates being away from other horses and spends a lot of time whinnying when he is.

AND I found the Farming Game last week.  My husband and I stayed up late playing it and I won :)
My siblings and I spent hours playing this game growing up. I am so excited to have it again!

What board games did you play growing up that you still play or wish you could?


  1. I"ve never seen the farming game! I used to love playing Life--as a child and with my boys.

    I just love your pictures!

  2. Haha I've never seen that game but I used to LOVE Life and Stratego--ironic, huh?

  3. Great training week. You train very similarly to me w/ the spread of speed and inclusion of strides. I hope it pays off for you!

  4. Oh my gosh that game looks so neat! We have this crazy game called Azuma where you have to pass cards and grab these batons, but there is always one less baton that people!

    Love all those blue shirts!

    And great training week! Hope you heat acclimate soon! I need to, badly!

  5. "Then I went and did 150 squats/lunges mostly with my right leg giving vaccinations at branding." -- made me laugh out loud! ohhhhhhh how you make me miss the farm life!!! Never a dull moment and so. much. beauty. :)

  6. Awesome training week!!! I just love the pictures of where you live! It's so neat to see landscape so different! LOVE board games...but I'm far too competitive so the hubby won't play with me!!

  7. We played a lot of board games as a child (nothing else to do!). Aggravation was a favorite. The cowboys are coordinated with their shirts. Cute. Good luck in your 5 mile race this weekend.

  8. I so loved board games. Unfortunately my sisters were 6 and 8 years older than me, so they were way too cool for that by the time I wanted to play. I used to beg and beg them. One of my favs was Trouble.

  9. Your week of running looks awesome! I was seriously considering doing the 5 miler this weekend too, but couldn't make it happen. Good luck with that one! My favorite board game is Settlers of Catan, although EVERY TIME I play it with my husband he crushes me.

  10. I used to playpayday and life with my neighbors.

  11. I'd never heard of The Farming Game until a few months ago, when one of my students came in and had to show me the video he made of he and his sister playing it. I e-mailed you the video. ;)


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